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Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place. ...
by A. J. Liebling

Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
- A. J. Liebling

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

 

I can write better than anybody who can write faster,
and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
- A. J. Liebling

The way to write is well, and how is your own business.
- A. J. Liebling

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
- A. J. Liebling

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I take a grave view of the press.
It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.
- A. J. Liebling

If you just try long enough and hard enough,
you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.
- A. J. Liebling

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need.
- Colleen Atwood

Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose.
- Nelson Algren

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

I liked playing in Chicago, and I gave them everything I had,
but I knew in my heart I was a Red Wing.
- Ted Lindsay

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states.
- Raquel Welch

The people of Chicago are a proud people -
and for good reason.
- Jane Byrne

Here is the difference between Dante,
Milton, and me.
They wrote about hell and never saw the place.
I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
- Carl Sandburg

In 1971 I returned to the University of Chicago as Professor of Physics.
- James Cronin

But I like being nasty.
I like being cranky.
Especially if it's a cold day in Chicago,
it's nice to just take it out on Kyle,
because he's so easy to scream at, you know?
- Fisher Stevens

A Chicago alderman once confessed he needed physical
exercise but didn't like jogging,
because in that sport you couldn't hit anyone.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

And there was no money in Chicago for a band.
- Santiago Durango

Coming from Chicago, I like a white Christmas.
- Dennis Franz

Being Irish was a big thing for me, particularly growing up in Chicago.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

In the days and months I spent walking through the
various communities of this city,
I found that Chicago did not work for everyone,
however.
- Jane Byrne

Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys,
but I've always pulled for the Chicago Cubs.
I enjoy watching them play.
- Lee Trevino

My real education began when I entered the University
of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin

My first day in Chicago, September 4,
1983.
I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street,
it was like roots, like the motherland.
I knew I belonged here.
- Oprah Winfrey

The only actor who I think probably might have possibly
taken a swing at me if he could have would be Burt Reynolds.
He used to call Roger and me the Bruise Brothers,
out of Chicago.
- Gene Siskel

Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland,
like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale,
and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?
- John Ensign

I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago.
I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them
necessarily as inspiration.
- Colleen Atwood

Mahalia Jackson, I grew up around the corner from in Chicago.
- Nichelle Nichols

I worked hard learning harmony and theory when I was
growing up in Chicago in the 1920s.
- Lionel Hampton

On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa,
helping to build the first of a series of econometric
models for the Canadian government.
- Lawrence R. Klein

I have struck a city - a real city -
and they call it Chicago...
I urgently desire never to see it again.
It is inhabited by savages.
- Rudyard Kipling

Even before I came to Chicago, I had gotten interested
in the existence of dispersion of prices under conditions
which economic theory said would yield a single price.
- George Stigler

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston.
- Douglas Wood

Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down.
Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago.
She was jealous of the freedom life gave me.
- Ruby Wax

Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful
great city left in the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Chicago is not the most corrupt American city.
It's the most theatrically corrupt.
- Studs Terkel

I'm going to go out and try to be the best player I
can be and help the Chicago Bears win.
- Brian Griese

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
- Ashley Montagu

This man is frank and earnest with women.
In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest.
- Henny Youngman

I went to the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.
- Harvey Korman

That first year in Chicago was one of the most memorable in my career.
Getting traded rejuvenated me, and I had something to prove.
I wanted to show them what I could do.
- Dennis Eckersley

Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.
- Nelson Algren

My uncle was the town drunk - and we lived in Chicago.
- George Gobel

After three years in Chicago, I decided to call it a career.
- Ted Lindsay

I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully
who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and
a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.
- Bob Balaban

I did a lot of theater in the South side of Chicago.
- Kel Mitchell

I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago.
That has always been an aspiration of mine even when
I was in the House of Representatives.
- Rahm Emanuel

I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last.
That was a great opportunity and I had a blast.
- Kevin Richardson

May 4th is a particularly memorable day in American
history because 84 years to the day before May 4,
1970, there was another demonstration at the Haymarket Square in Chicago.
- William Kunstler

It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest
Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
- Richard M. Daley

Chicago's neighborhoods have always been this city's greatest strength.
- Jane Byrne

I was raised in Chicago, so always used Latina.
It's what my Father and brothers called ourselves,
when we meant the entire Spanish-speaking community of Chicago.
- Sandra Cisneros

I moved to Chicago in 1980 to go to college.
- Steve Albini

Chicago is a city of contradictions,
of private visions haphazardly overlaid and linked together.
- Pat Colander

I'm from Chicago.
My grandfather was a policeman, and my aunts are married to policemen.
- Robin Tunney

Tonight - by taking this solemn oath -
I am no longer a private citizen but the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
- Jane Byrne

Chicago is unique.
It is the only completely corrupt city in America.
- Charles Edward Merriam

In 1980, I moved to Chicago, and I recorded demo tapes for my friends' bands,
and in 1981, the first Big Black record -
the first thing I did that was an actual record.
- Steve Albini

Be assured that I did not become the Mayor of Chicago
to preside over its decline.
- Jane Byrne

I've very proud to be mayor of our great city.
It's a city with a heart and a soul.
Chicago has a unique spirit.
Our business community wants to give back.
- Richard M. Daley

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as
a writer after those eight months as a fireman.
- Carl Sandburg

But my favorite band is Curbside Life,
out of Chicago.
- Augusten Burroughs

There are enough Poles in Chicago to make up one of
the largest cities in Poland.
- Suzanne Fields

I am back in Los Angeles after a very successful run
in Chicago as Billy Flynn.
- Greg Evigan

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris,
New York and Chicago.
- Jim Harrison

We don't have a full black community in Boston.
Our people are scattered.
There's a middle class where I live in Highland Park
but it's not like a piece of Washington or Chicago.
- Henry Hampton

Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport.
He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought
the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity.
- Will McDonough

Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago
is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
- Alexander Woollcott


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